According to the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), 43% of reportable forklift truck incidents that took place in the UK between 2016 to 2019 involved impacts with a third person – leading to serious injuries to staff plus stiff legal penalties and higher insurance costs for the companies that were found guilty of for negligence.1
Providing a smarter and more effective way for preventing forklift pedestrian accidents from happening is the most important goal of our new VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System. With its support for smart people detection through its front and rear wide-angle cameras, the system not only acts as a second pair of eyes to improve the situational awareness of the forklift operator. It also serves as an early warning system by issuing a sound or voice alert to the operator whenever someone steps within the people detection zone of the vehicle so that they can take evasive action.
The people detection zone for the rear and front cameras covers an area of between four and five meters depending on the camera installation height. You can configure the detection area with either a single critical zone or two warning and critical zones with the VIA Mobile360 WorkX smart phone app. Configuring the voice and sound alerts is easy using the app. The system’s 2W speaker ensures that the alerts are loud enough to be heard in even noisiest environments.
If you require visual people detection and driver monitoring alerts as well, you can add the optional 7” CVBS display to the system. This also provides the forklift operator with live video feeds from the front and rear cameras to improve their awareness of what is happening around their vehicle. The video footage from the front, rear, and driver can be saved on a Micro SD card for downloading and viewing using the VIA Mobile360 WorkX app.
The VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System combines front and rear people detection with driver monitoring to prevent forklift pedestrian accidents and enhance overall safety in the busiest warehouse and industrial environments. To learn more about the system, please click here: https://www.viatech.com/en/products/ai-systems/mobile360-forklift-safety-system/